After a hair-raising week over here in Charleston, your normal SEC whip-around curator is back and ready for battle. LET’S DO THE THING.
Ole Miss comes off the bye week and runs smack into Bret Bielema and his 4-2 Razorbacks, who’ve had a rough go of things after dropping TCU in a wild overtime game and a 3-0 start. But now, the Hogs are 0-2 in SEC play following a 49-30 failure at the hands of Nick Saban, and even Arky’s faculty can’t deal with this shit anymore.
Meet Dr. Lawton Lanier Nalley, an associate professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness, who was arrested at Saturday’s game for disorderly conduct and public intoxication (natch), after voicing the obscene feelings of virtually every Arkansas fan in attendance. Nalley apparently told Bielema, “If I had your record, I’d be fucking fired. Fuck you,” before officers unfortunately detained him. He also apparently straight up told police that he was a faculty member.
Fan arrested for yelling at Bielema: "If I had your record I'd be f****** fired. F*** you." Also said he was a teacher at the school. pic.twitter.com/SvMYqJ2WvZ— Trent Shadid (@Shadid13) October 9, 2016
Here’s Nalley’s booking photo, in case you were wondering if he felt any remorse for exercising his First Amendment rights.
Lawton Nalley arrested for yelling obscenities at Bielema. According to U of A directory he is an associate prof for the Ag. Department. pic.twitter.com/sa8igLffCq— Hilary Hunt (@Hilary_TV) October 9, 2016
The ultimate power move for BERT in this situation would’ve been to pay Nalley’s bail and drive him home personally. No word on Nalley’s employment status with the university, but if he’s already got tenure, there’s little likelihood that he gets the ax. Maybe a semester suspension and stadium ban.
Does Dan Mullen have another season left in Starkville?
With the changes at the athletic director spot occupying Mississippi State this year, he’s probably safe for now, notwithstanding his team’s hilarious performance thus far in 2016. Still, though, Maroon and White Nation took some time out of their busy #FreezeCrimes schedule to make the angry case that indeed, yes, Mullen has to go.
It certainly feels like Mullen’s ridden the RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE FOR A MONTH IN 2014 currency out to its bitter end, and this year’s squad is remarkably bad. Mullen said in the week’s presser that Nick Fitzgerald’s passing game is better than Dak Prescott’s at the same point in their careers, which rightly floored For Whom the Cowbell Tolls on Tuesday.
Any way you cut it, the Bulldogs’ season is a total wash, and they still have to play BYU, Texas A&M, Alabama, and Ole Miss. YEESH.
Elsewhere around the SEC ...
The LSU-Florida postponement is only getting uglier and more public.
Remember how we all made fun of the offseason turmoil in College Station? Quarterbacks leaving, nasty recruiting rumors, #FireSumlin — all that? Well, the Aggies are No. 6 right now and very scary to watch, especially that defensive front.
Arkansas put up more than 400 yards against Nick Saban’s defense Saturday, and now he’s a large pouty boy about it.
Mark Stoops is angry about Kentucky’s “toxic, negative” fan support. Well, maybe losing football games to Southern Miss has something to do with that.
Insofar as Jim Harbaugh stomps all over SEC recruiting territory, this picture of large adult Harbaugh eating a giant steak with a tall glass of milk is SEC news.
Ruth's Chris & Buzz Goebel!Sarah, me & Ann Arbor thank U for being such good sports! Plus the Steaks are A++, Mercy! pic.twitter.com/7CiB8ZMuXy— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) October 12, 2016
Jim Harbaugh eats like a nine year old.